Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Thom Singer at the Austin TechCrunch party, produced by austinlifestyles.com Paul Terry Walhus. Thom has written three books: “Some Assembly Required: How to Make, Grow and Keep Your Business Relationships”, “The ABC’s of Networking”, and “Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women”… which are available at Amazon.com. The books are full of tips to assist business professionals find unique ways to stand out from their competition and to build a network of contacts that will lead to more business.
Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Mark Spilitro, CEO of iKnowWare.com which helps connect you to your business resources anytime, anywhere. Paul Terry Walhus produced this for AustinLifestyles.com. You can get a secure web based view of your business in your language on your mobile device.
Austin Time Exchange & github
http://austinblogger.com/blog/ video – Open source currency – Solving social problems with Intentional Economics Tom Brown is a co-worker who has deployed OpenID on multiple high profile nonprofit websites. HeresTomWithTheWeather is contributing Ruby on Rails code to projects hosted on github. Tom is the co-founder of SuperBorrowNet. Rich Vazquez is a board member of the Austin Time Exchange Network, longtime editor of LasCulturas.com and currently works in software security and web programming.
Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM’s Emerging Internet Technology Team, has a long history working with both web standards and implementations. He was an early participant in crafting XHTML v1.0 and v1.1 and SVG v1.0. He has been creating and pushing implementations of the bi-directional web since 1999 and is extending that idea to building a Co-Web with a scalable UI for the last 18 months. He is trained in experimental physics with a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He still lives in Austin with his wife.
The Web â€“ Returning to Its Roots: It isnâ€™t Just for Marketing Anymore
CJ’s Bio: CJ Romberger founded Wildwood Interactive, a premier web development firm, in 2000. Her experience includes systems analysis, website and database development, computer programming and training, quality assurance, and product and application development. Sheâ€™s worked at companies like Fisher-Rosemont, BMC Software, and Human Code, and has led development teams for large eCommerce sites like RX.com and Leapfrog.com. CJ graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Texas State University and holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. She writes a column called “Gadget Girl” for Austin Woman Magazine and in her spare time plays music in her recording studio and plays with new technology.
Video by Paul Terry Walhus of austinblogger.com
Paul Terry Walhus, the AustinBlogger, got 5 seconds of fame on CNN by having his twitter post put up on the CNN big screen. His twitter name is springnet. He asked about the effect of the new economic package on the mortgage holder with a high interest rate. The answer? We’ll get back to you.
Bob Nagy and Paul Terry Walhus talk about iphone and itouch apps.Â Bob loads up his newly acquired itouch with some apps.
And this comes by way of Jon Lebkowsky and Jelly Austin
Celebrate OneWebDay – The Earth Day for the Internet
Activities all day long! Uber-Jelly Jam Barcampian Melange
The idea behind OneWebDay is to encourage people to think of themselves as responsible for the internet, and to take good and visible actions on Sept. 22 that (1) celebrate the positive impact of the internet on the world and (2) shed light on the problems of access and information flow.
OneWebDay is a global, decentralized event. We’re encouraging people around the world to meet up on Sept. 22 to talk about the threats to the net and how the web could change lives around the world in the future.
Our Austin event features a day-long extended uber-Jelly, featured speakers and interviews about how the Web has changed lives.Â In addition to our speakers (list developing) we’ll be asking attendees:
- how the web has changed your life
- how you’d like the web to change the world in the future
- your favorite online event ever
- something you’ve done online with other people in other countries
and posting our clips on YouTube, Blip.tv and dotSub.com as part of a global video mashup.
Lindsay Campbell did hundreds of episodes of the insanely popular Wallstrip and is now doing something totally new and different, a show about news and politics. We luckily catch her in an interview on day 1 of SXSW. There will be blog is Lindsay’s clip from sxsw which includes two cuts of austincasts Paul Terry Walhus talking about Matt Mullenwegg and “wholesome, family podcasts”. “MobLogic shamelessly pimps fellow bloggers in a pathetically transparent attempt to promote itself” it says on moblogic.tv’s episode page.
pingback austincast.com/blog bastropbuilder.com/blog compuslides.com/blog gameslides.com/blog magickpapers.com/blog shopslides.com/blog touroftexas.com/blog spring.net/blog socobuzz.com/blog web2.0slides.com/blog webgirlvillage.com/blog wholetech.com/blog wmeyers.com/blog workontheweb.com/blog
Starting today, I’m going to start a series of reviews, accompanied by screencasts, of reviews of social networks, social bookmarking services and social media sites on the Spring. You can see my initial list there which I’ll be modifying as this series goes along.
Listal is a social networking site where you can find people who share your tastes in movies, books, music or games. Lists and collections are shared via a simple url like (in my case) http://springnet.listal.com and they give you widgets to plug in to your blog or website.
The site stands out for it’s tight integration of tagging, friends, finding others, forums and messaging. The “explore” feature is hot, it lets you scan through reviews of movies, tv shows, books, games, dvds, and music.
One of the brightest stars in tech podcasting, Zadi Diaz plays drums in a rock band competition at SXSW at the Cedar Street Courtyard on 4th Street in Austin, Texas.She was on the panel at SXSW called “Quit your day job and vblog” Watch Zadi Diaz play drums at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin here. Speakers on Zadi’s SXSW panel: Lindsay Campbell (wallstrip.com and http://moblogic.tv), Zadi Diaz (epicfu.com), Lisa Donovan (youtube.com/lisanova), Bre Pettis (imakethings.com), Tim Shey (nextnewnetworks.com)
pingbacks austincast.com/blog bastropbuilder.com/blog compuslides.com/blog gameslides.com/blog magickpapers.com/blog shopslides.com/blog touroftexas.com/blog spring.net/blog socobuzz.com/blog web2.0slides.com/blog webgirlvillage.com/blog wholetech.com/blog wmeyers.com/blog
I was a bit puzzled a while back when Leo Laporte left twitter for Jaiku. It didn’t make sense. Sure he said there was confusion with the name twit (“this week in tech, his trademark) and the twitter mark. I thought at the time he left that he could advance his cause better by staying on twitter and riding the wave at http://twitter.com/leolaporte … within hours of announced the switch he has 1200 twitter followers, compare that to the 2,600 twitter followers I have after about six months. I won’t look over my shoulder because if I did I would see Leo sprinting after me heading for Scoble’s pole position on twitter.
I listened to Leo and Amber’s net@nite podcast and gleaned that Leo doesn’t feel the trademark issue is relevant any more and, besides, twitter is where all the action is and has been for a while.
Here are Leo’s top ten Top 10 Reasons Why he’s Twittering Again
10. I’m not hip enough for Pownce.
8. Alex King’s Twitter Tools for Wordpress mean my Tweets become part of my blog and no longer evaporate.
7. I miss my San Francisco digerati A-list friends.
6. Jaiku is now Gooku and invite only.
5. How else am I going to find out what Merlin is up to?
4. It’s not about functionality, it’s about family.
3. iJustine said she would follow me.
2. All the cool kids are doing it.
and the number 1 reason why I’m Twittering again…
Scoble must be stopped!
We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.
Web 2.0 Expo: Justin(e).tv Is On the Air
New media connoisseur Justine Ezarik has strapped on Justin’s camera rig at the Web 2.0 Expo.
If you can’t make it to the web 2.0 expo this is the next best thing. Or maybe it’s the best thing.
web 2.0 EXPO: The Social Media Revolution | mad dog in the fog – Yesterday, Robert Scoble, Chris Pirillo, Jeremiah Owyang participated in a panel on The Social Media Revolution at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo.
The talk was an interesting one about where social media is headed and especially the ways that small businesses can use social media to their advantage. Twitter, Flickr, Zooomr, MySpace, Facebook, blogging, videoblogging, podcasting, UStream.tv, Digg, etc., are all tools that all businesses ought to be aware of at a minimum and using to follow the conversations that are taking place about their company and products.
Mike Doeff caught some of the talk on video and you can see that here.
UStream.tv featured prominently in the talk and there were three separate UStream.tv feeds running live while the talk was going on in addition to a back channel IRC and interaction through things like Twitter.
With the popularity of Justin.tv, UStream.tv especailly seems to be of interest these days. UStream.tv allows anyone to stream their life or real time video via cams and is potentially bringing a new realtime nature to social media. Jeremiah and Scoble spent much of the Web 2.0 conference broadcasting in real time through UStream.tv.
Twitter, says the official website is a “ Whole World in Your Hands”
What is twitter?
“Twitter is a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own.”
Ok… so how does it work?
“You can send updates in three ways: send a text message from your mobile phone, type a message from the Twitter site, or instant message from Jabber or Gmail chat. (support for AIM and other chat services coming soon!) Start by texting the word help to 40404 if you’re in the United States. For international folks, we have different numbers. Write us and we’ll give you yours.”
I heard about twitter from Cote on his drunkandretired podcast.
You can see the twitter plugin on the lower right column of the austincast blog.
Lisa and Tom take us on a video podcast walk through of Jo’s Coffee South.
Tom, Jo’s Assistant Manager and fixit guy, shows us the equipment and processes that keep Jo’s running. He talks about the history of the place and gives us a tour around the outside.
Lisa demos one of her favorite drinks. We also encounter Fritz, the Motorblade poster guy and one of the regulars who talks about the NASA astronaut space love triangle. It’s a fascinating look at the inner workings of South Congress epicenter of activity.
Watch the video podcast at http://touroftexas.com/podcasts/sjhcycle.mpg Chris Brewer, Discovery Channel “primary journalist”, does a video podcast on the outlook for this year’s Tour de France, the Discovery team with Ivan Basso, the Flying Forehead, and his Team Hotel San Jose. Barry Lee and Todd Reid head up Team San Jose. Today is Barry’s 42nd birthday and the team is showning pedaling off to South Austin for a 3 hour ride. “The Discovery team is looking great with Ivan Basso, says Chris. Lance is riding with the team and grooming Basso as his successor. We takea look at the Madone 5.9 SL with the Powercontrol V with “more information than a man needs to know”. We also talk with several other Team San Jose members, which numbers over 300 members. The interview takes place in front of Downtown Jo’s, which is the site of tonight’s moveon.org event and showing of “An Inconvenient Truth”. from http://teamhotelsanjose.com
Team Hotel San Jose is a new kind of racing team and sports club, led by athletes who are dedicated to serving the community by working with disadvantaged and at-risk youth, developing the skills of beginning and intermediate cyclists, and cultivating the most incredible regional racing team you’ve ever seen. The core team members are a motivated group of professional and ex-professional cyclists, cycling enthusiasts, and triathletes, who ride with respect for all, regardless of experience. We welcome road cyclists and mountain bikers, runners and multi-sport athletes, men and women, and girls and boys.
Jan and Neil Cronk put on a birthday party for about half a dozen folks, me included, at their home in North Austin. Neil is a talented painter whose work appears at many restaurants and galleries around town. Here’s today’s video podcast of that event. Shown below is the paiting of Neil’s that hangs in our living room in Cedar Creek.
Our houseguests for the last week have been Bob Nagy and Karen Holcomb from Hot Springs, Arkansas and we have had many nights of music and storytelling and this is a podcast of one of those nights. It begins, appropriately, with Bob’s rendition of “Moscow Nights” on his new violin-like instrument.
The Longhorns lost their second game in a row this weekend to the Aggies, so their potential national title has crumbled in to an invite to one of the lesser bowls, maybe they’ll play Arkansas.
In the coming weeks I’m going to be recapping my experiences at the Texas Book Festival. If you want a sneak preview, here are all my podcasts from that event. A note of warning, I haven’t compressed the videos yet and haven’t added intros to the podcasts. So they’re pretty raw. But I’m guessing you’ll still have fun listening and watching these. The numbers are the sizes in kilobytes (kb.)
Barak Obama podcast 4,629,699 Senator Obama discusses his book The Audacity of Hope Oct 28, 2006 10 – 11:30 am
Chinese economy podcast 742,784 In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship with Reed Hundt Oct 28, 2006 11 – 11:45 am
Evan Smith award podcast 3,092,257 Bookend Award Ceremony honoring Louis Sachar & Texas Monthly Magazine Oct 28, 2006 10 – 11:30 am
John Burnett NPR podcast 2,551,240 Uncivilized Beasts & Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent Oct 29, 2006 3 – 4 pm
Matthew Dowd – the lesser known Architect podcast 7,473,022 Raging Moderates: Political Complexity in America with Rod Dreher, Matthew J. Dowd, and Ronald B. Rapoport Oct 29, 2006
Maureen Dowd podcast 9,067,400 State of the Union: Politics in America Matthew J. Dowd, Maureen Dowd, Nicholas Lemann, Victor Navansky Oct 28, 2006 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Maureen Dowd and Gore Vidal podcast 1,643,213 Gore Vidal in Conversation with Maureen Dowd, Moderator: Evan Smith of the Texas Monthly. Oct 29 2 – 3 pm at the Paramount Theater on Congress Ave in Austin, TX
Texas Beat generation podcast 1,894,607 The Ransom Center & TBF present: The Beats. Rob Johnson, Bill Morgan. Moderator: Lee Moore
Texas Book Fair podcast 2,029,474
Texas Monthly 1 podcast 10,772,897
Texas Monthly 2 podcast 10,763,075
Texas Monthly 4 podcast 2,036,137
The Architect Karl Rove podcast 5,686,857 Advice and Consent: Presidential Advisors Sidney Blumenthal, Clark Kent Ervin, Bill Minutaglio, James Moore, Wayne Slater (Bush’s Brain) Moderator: Paul Stekler. Oct 28, 2006 3:30 – 4 pm
waiting in line for Barak tickets podcast 8,259,485
Barak crowd 1 video 209,698,816
Barak crowd 2 video 111,747,072
Barak crowd 3 video 8,026,112
Barak crowd 4 video 25,217,024
Barak crowd 5 video 9,746,432
Barak crowd 6 video 80,220,160
Barak crowd 7 video 27,512,832
Barak crowd 8 video 26,361,856
Barak crowd 9 video 12,605,440
Barak Obama intro video 245,194,752
Barak Obama speaks video 12,611,584
CSPAN video 64,761,856 – Paul Terry Walhus gets interviewed by CSPANN.
Matthew Dowd video 94,126,080
Texas Book Awards video 50,999,296
Texas Book Awards crowd video 10,323,968
Texas Book Awards crowd video 19,486,720
Texas Book Awards crowd video 25,800,704
Texas Book Awards crowd video 5,736,448
Texas Book Awards crowd video 29,224,960
Texas Monthly Awards video 144,375,808
Podcast about The Ransom Center & Texas Book Festival Present: The Beats, Sun. 1:30-2:30, Capitol Extension Room E2.016:
Rob Johnson, author of The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs: Beats in South Texas and Bill Morgan, author of I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg discuss beat identity and explore new facets to these authors’ lives that they’ve uncovered during their research.
This 15 minute podcast excerpt covers the most interesting parts of the panel. The Texas Book Festival is a great event that is held every September in Austin, Texas.
Jim Ellinger podcast from Amman, Jordan AMARC conference
November 11 – 17 2006
AMARC 9, the 9th World Conference and General Assembly of AMARC, will take place in Amman, Jordan from the 11 to the 17 of November 2006.
The Internet Jordanian pioneer and FM broadcaster Ammannet ( http://www.ammannet.net ) will host the conference in partnership with media and journalists groups from Jordan and Palestine.
AMARC 9 will bring together up to 300 or 400 community broadcasters from more than 110 countries and all regions of the world.
The ninth gathering of community radio broadcasters will take a week and consist first of all in a world conference that will allow participants to analyze and explore the challenges facing community radios. For more information on the going process kindly visit: http://www.evaluation.amarc.org
Voting and associate members of AMARC will then meet for the 9th AMARC World General Assembly to receive the reports of the International Board, to define the Amman Declaration of Community Radio Broadcasters, to adopt the strategic plan 2006-2010, to elect the new international board of Directors and adopt resolutions to tackle the challenges facing the community radio movement.
The Austin City Limits Festival had near perfect weather for the 3 days of concerts by over 150 bands in Zilker Park. Watch my pictures and even some mini-movies of Tom Petty’s closing act on day 3. I think you’ll enjoy these slide shows of the event.
The “Flaming Lips” were pretty outrageous and rolled a band member out to the audience in a giant balloon.
My idea for the movie biz challenge.
Take the best of the Alamo Draft House concept of having food and drink served on counters at your seat and merge it with a low key touchscreen at each seat for ordering food and products, and roll in a perpetual “film festival” ambience and theme.
I can elaborate on all these in detail if you’re interested.
I have a friend in Austin who owns the old Aquarius movie theater in South Austin and he’s looking for a revival of it. This would be an ideal test bed.
You’ve covered the kids and rowdy cell phone users. This would be for the rest of us. The SXSWers, the boomers, the quiet crowd.
I think I’ve got your answer.
Ok, blog reader if you’re scratching your head I need to fill you in on a little background. Over the last few days, Mark Cuban has issued a “movie business challenge”. It’s … well, here it is:
This is an open challenge. You come up with a solution, you get a job. Seriously.
This is the problem that consumes me more than what Free Agent we are going to sign. How to get the NBA to get their act together. Which 7-11 Im going to run by to get a sandwich. Its that important.
Only HDNet takes more time out my day than trying to solve this problem. Its the holy grail of the movie business. How do you get people out of the house to see your movie without spending a fortune. How can you convince 5 million people to give up their weekend and go to a theater to see a specific movie without spending 60mm dollars.
For those of you doing the math. You are right. Its not unusual to spend 8, 10 , 12 dollars PER PERSON that goes to a movie in the opening weekend. Shoot, its not unusual for studios to spend that much per person to get people to go to the theater through a movies entire run !
How crazy is it to spend more on marketing than the revenue recieved when they go to the movie ? Its double crazy because that revenue is split with the theater. So if a studio spends 12 bucks to get someone to go to the theater, they might only be getting 4 dollars back in return.
You would think that there has to be a better way than spending 1x, 2x, 3x or more times the initial revenue received opening weekend or week ? Right ?
For all of you thinking that there are other downstream revenues such as PPV, DVD, TV, whatever….no shit. Yes, those revenue streams will benefit from the initial spend, but they dont make the economics of getting people into theaters any less frightening.
We are looking at affiliate programs. So people with lots of myspace or other social network friends could get a buck or 2 or 3 if someone goes from their myspace page directly to fandago, moviefone, movietickets.com etc and buys a ticket to a film of ours prior to its release. Get 100 friends to buy tickets to a movie, get a 100 bucks from us.
We are looking at other similar ideas.
We already do movie marketing 101. We do buzz marketing. We put up videos all over the net. We set up websites, myspace accounts for the movies and its characters, we work with movie forums, we buy ads, etc, etc, etc. If its been done before, we are doing it.
So if you want a job, and have a great idea on how to market movies in a completely different way. If your idea works for any and all kinds of movies. If it changes the dynamics and the economics of promoting movies, email it or post it. If its new and unique, i want to hear about it. If its a different way of doing the same thing you have seen before, it probably wont get you a job, but feel free to try.
So go for it. Come up with a great idea that i want to use and I will come up with a job for you to make that idea happen.
Vince Young and Cat Osterman: Big 12 Athletes of the Year
Vince Young and Cat Osterman have been named the Big XII Players of the Year. Vince Young led his team to a last minute victory in the Rose Bowl and became the first person to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Cat Osterman had a 38-4 record this season with a 0.42 ERA. She pitched 36 complete games with 28 shutouts, 5 no-hitters, 11 one-hitters, 12 two-hitters and also set a CWS record with 18 strikeouts in a single game.
So it’s not too surprising that Cat and Vince were also nominated for the same award at the 2006 ESPYS. Cat won an award for best female college athlete, Young won for “championship performance” and UT’s victory over Southern California in the Rose Bowl was named best game.
Lance Armstrong emceed the event and did a great job as a deadpan comedian, proving that Saturday Night Live wasn’t just a fluke. He pointed out Austin’s Mathew McConaughey in the audience as the “sexiest man alive” and then chided the audience that you don’t all have to look at him, we know what he looks like, then he motioned to Gyllenhaal, the co-star of “Brokeback Mountain,” and said “Up here Jake, eyes front!” Answering his own question “What am I doing here” he said he told the producers “Are you kidding, I would give my left ball” to do the gig.
The actors, who’ve been photographed recently clad in Spandex and biking with Armstrong, were in the audience at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. Armstrong, in a reference to Gyllenhaal’s Brokeback Mountain role, asked why Gyllenhaal was sitting in the front when Armstrong thought he preferred to be “in the rear”. . . Of the theater, people.” – People
Alp d’Huez – the first major climbs of the Tour de France
picture left – “No dad, I beat you by 30 minutes on Alp D’Huez, not 20 minutes.” a tour watcher at TourWatch 2005 at Central Market. You’ll see more of this little scene in the world premiere of our upcoming video podcast of TourWatch 2005 on July 30th. We’re not at Central Market this year watching the Tour, but we have video of last year’s huge event that we’ll publish online.
So today is Alp D’Huez and I’m watching on OLN. This is Floyd Landis chance to put his stamp on the Tour de France. But there are many challengers. Usually, the Tour the winner of today’s stage goes on to win the Tour de France.
Home/Office for rent in Cedar Creek, Texas View pictures This is a gorgeous central Texas Cedar Creek (Bastrop) 4,500 sf home with a swimming pool, 9 bedrooms, 6 baths, and is surrounded by thousands of acres of open ranch land, fields and meadows. Two large 18 x 32 conference / living rooms, one with a 24′ ceiling and lofts. Surrounded by woods and year round creek. Fiber optic t-1 internet available. Ideal for dot com home business. Now listed for rent. New! See pictures.
We think we may have one of the more interesting and exciting web development projects on the net right now. It’s tag based browsing with the display output being a slide show.
About 3–4 weeks ago we launched a site call http://web2.0slides.com and it got a surprising instant response. It’s a slide show of 1,400 of the top new web 2.0 websites. Within two days of in house launch, we started getting blogged, listed, rated, linked to and buzzed about and we couldn’t figure out why. Then we realized it was because we were getting noticed in referral logs by the webmasters whose sites we were showcasing in our slideshow.
We’re planning several major releases of http://web2.0slides.com , http://tagslides.com and http://sportslides.com which will expand the idea of web2.0slides into all other major topics and categories that we can develop.
Take a look at who is linking to us!